Constitutional Council’s Chairman Mourad Medelci laid to rest- Photos


The late Chairman of the Constitutional Council, Mourad Medelci, was buried, Monday, January, 28, 2019 at the cemetery of Ben Aknoun in Algiers’ province after the prayer of noon “dohr”.


As per his request, the deceased was buried this afternoon at Ben Aknoun cemetery in Algiers. The burial ceremony was attended by officials and other personalities, including Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia, Minister of Justice Tayeb Louh, Ministers Youcef Yousfi, Hadjar, Guitouni and Raouya. Also present were General Khaled Nezzar, UGTA Secretary General Abdelmadjid Sidi Said, former Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal and Speaker of the Council Abdelkader Bensalah.

In addition, other personalities were also present, namely former FLN Secretary General Djamel Ould Abbes, APN President Mouad Bouchareb, former Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra. The Ambassador of France in Algeria, Xavier Driencourt, was also present.

Born in 1943, Mourad Medelci died on Monday at 1:35 a.m following a long illness, said his family. In the evening of yesterday, several media rushed to announce the death of the Chairman of the Constitutional Council. The family of the deceased had then denied the rumors.

After graduating in Economics from the University of Algiers in 1966, Medelci held senior positions before taking up ministerial and institutional positions since 1988 to date.1988 to 1989: Minister of Commerce

1990 to 1991: Deputy Minister of the Budget

2001 to 2002: Minister of Finance, Advisor to President Abdelaziz Bouteflika

2005 to June 4, 2007: Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs.

2007 to 2013: Minister of Foreign Affairs. Then he returned to the post of President of the Constitutional Council, which was his last post.









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